Monday, January 25, 2010

Sewing Machine Cover

I've been using my 2-year-old's blanket as a makeshift cover for my sewing machine for a few weeks now. He's been missing his blanket (especially at night), so I decided it was time to make a real sewing machine cover.

I used THIS tutorial from Naptime Journal as a guide. It was really simple to make, but I did make a few mistakes. The things I'll do differently next time are:

**add 2" to the measurement of the width of my machine (I only added 1" this time, and my cover isn't as wide as I wanted it)
**measure better before I sew the velcro on the ribbon on the side! (the tutorial I used didn't use velcro, but I thought it would work better for my needs).

Other than that, I'm happy with how it turned out. And my little boy is thrilled to have his blanket back!

I'm linking to these parties:

A Soft Place to Land, Making the World Cuter, Keeping it Simple, Somewhat Simple


nap time journal said...

I think i turned out super cute!! Great Job and thanks for the link :)

Joyeful said...

This is a great idea! And adorable, too!

The Harris Family said...

HOw cute! I've been wanting to make one of these for a while. I love the green fabric.

hello gorgeous said...

hey misty, the cover is gorgeous! Guess you always need one before you know exactly how you're gonna do it for real! ;o)

Lush colour too hon.


hello gorgeous xxx

Anonymous said...

wow neat idea! Now is wont get dusty and can be hidden away if needed!
Great :)

Kaysi said...

What a good idea, I LOVE the color of it too! It's look great, thanks for sharing

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

Very cute! I have this on my to do list. I love the fabric you used!

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

very cute!

Emily @ Frilly Details said...

Oooo, I love it! I think my sewing machine needs something cute like this instead of the ugly plastic cover.

Its So Very Cheri said...

Very cute and it keeps from getting dust down in it.


famr_4evr said...

Love it! I've needed one for a while now, and this will totally work for me. Especially since I have some fabric lying around waiting for me to use it.